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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Mankind’s global warming plays role in extreme weather, scientists say

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year, international scientists said on Thursday. A team of experts examined 12 wild weather episodes last year, from droughts in the United States and Africa to heavy rainfall in Europe, Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand. About ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1304708/mankinds-global-warming-plays-role-extreme-weather-scientists-say
  2. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Australia creates world’s largest marine reserves

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia on Friday created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry. The announcement, after years of planning and consultation, will significantly expand the protection of creatures such as the blue whale, green turtle, critically endangered populations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1083887/australia-creates-worlds-largest-marine-reserves
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than those choking the capital because they contain higher levels of hazardo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154950/smog-pearl-river-delta-worse-beijing
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    Miniscule midge survives in frozen Antarctic environment

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Antarctica's only insect is one tough little midge Antarctica's only native insect, a minuscule midge, may rely on a no-frills genome to survive being frozen, dehydrated and blasted with radiation in an ultra-tough environment, scientists say. Slightly bigger than a flea, the wingless bug spends most of its two-year larval stage frozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575009/miniscule-midge-survives-frozen-antarctic-environment
  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... on the menu," Villagomez told Agence France-Presse in September last year, commenting on the impact of China's graft crackdown on shark fin consumption.  "The culture is [also] changing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1567499/shark-fin-vendors-report-82-cent-drop-sales-after-anti-corruption
  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Household lawns may be history as incentives offered to switch to water-conserving gardens California drought spells end of an American dream Lush lawns, a symbol of the American way of life, are under attack in California, where "cash for grass" programmes sprout during a severe drought. With the state struggling to conserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Beef most costly protein based on environmental harm, US study finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington World counts environmental cost of a good steak Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a study. Beef requires 28 times more land than the average total needed to produce eggs, poultry, pork or dairy products, according to the research, published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557275/beef-most-costly-protein-based-environmental-harm-us-study-finds
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a global environment conference. "Plastics have come to play a crucial role in modern life, but the environmental impacts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539274/plastic-plague-worlds-oceans-united-nations-warns
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Our Ocean conference opens with plaintive pleas to save the seas

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry has sounded the alarm on the perils facing oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the life-giving seas. ... France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534904/our-ocean-conference-opens-plaintive-pleas-save-seas
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Frances Yeung Hoi-shan, a campaigner from Friends of the Earth, said the results showed support for the "fairest" approach to waste charging. "It seems the people are more concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste

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